BD:Festival Programme Callout

BD:Festival is back for its third year and will activate Bradford’s City Centre on 26 and 27 July 2024. BD:Festival is a free, family-friendly festival, that will animate the city’s streets, buildings, bus stops, shops and public spaces with exciting arts and culture activity. It will present a range of art forms in public spaces that will transform the city centre into one big playground for everyone to enjoy.

The team will be curating the festival programme over the coming weeks and are accepting submissions from local, national and international artists who feel that they have an idea, concept or show that would suit the festival programme. Please feel free contact us on the information provided below with the following:

  1. Information about the performance/artwork/experience.
  2. Costings / budget for the proposed idea.
  3. Any production/Technical information relating to the idea.
  4. Links and footage to any pieces or previous work.

We will be closing the process at Midday on Wednesday, 28 February 2024. Unfortunately, due to the time, we won’t be able to respond directly to all submissions but will endeavour to let you know if we are or are not taking your idea forward.

Please check out the BD:Festival 2022 programme (PDF) and BD:Festival 2023 programme (PDF) to get a sense of the scale, range and style of the festival and programme. Please find a link to YouTube here to get a taster of BD:Festival.

To submit an application please email

If you require accessibility support with your application or if you need help accessing the programmes, please email